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For the third year in a row, the “On the Bench” boys are back at the Let’s Play Hockey Expo. They found fame thanks to their silly videos of hockey how-to’s. They’ll be at the show for its entire run, from Friday until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Let’s Play Hockey Expo is the largest consumer hockey show in the world and it coincides with the Minnesota State High School League Boy's Hockey Tournament. The show features vendors from all across the country and many locally created products.

Rosedale Center is embracing influencer shoppers with experiential space

The mall of the future is all about shopper engagement. Rosedale Center is embracing that idea. Recently they've added an aquarium, upscale food court and are bringing unique events to non-traditional spaces like pro-wrestling at the old Herberger’s department store. And coming soon, an experiential space for shoppers and influencers. The empty storefront was once a J. Crew and now it’s a pop-up called ‘Some Great People.’ The space is free and open to the public and will host several social-media centered events during its run. For more information visit:

Local women raise a hammer for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week

The growing affordable housing crisis is bringing hundreds of local women together. They are doing something about it by building and repairing homes for low-income families. They’re part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. All across the globe, women in this program will build and improve 540 homes including houses in the Twin Cities.

Ziplining offers unique winter adventure in southern Minnesota

We found the ultimate Minnesota winter adventure; ziplining over the Minnesota River Valley. At Kerfoot Canopy Tour near Henderson, they zip year-round and were recently voted No. 2 Aerial Adventure in America by USA Today. The course has 14 different lines that get up to 175 feet above the ground. And a few years ago, Kerfoot Canopy opened a high-ropes course. They have plans to add on to it this spring

CatVideoFest lands in Minneapolis

In theaters now for a limited time only, a compilation of the latest and greatest cat videos. The CatVideoFest is a celebration of felines that also raises awareness and money for cats in need. Locally, Feline Rescue of St. Paul will be the beneficiary of this weekends’ event. The film will be showing at the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis. The event has been so popular the MSP Film Society has added more showings.

Circus Juventas hosting students from German Circus Arts Training School

St. Paul’s Circus Juventas is the largest youth training circus school in North America, but they're hoping to expand their reach globally. This week, they're testing that out by hosting ten students from a circus training school in Germany called CircArtive. The school is based in Gschwend, a small community outside Stuttgart, Germany. The students, ages 14 to 18, and coaches are staying with host families and training under the Highland Park big top during the day. They’ve had some fun as well going for a Juicy Lucy at the Nook, roller skating and exploring the Mall of America. They head home on March 1st.

Top Trends at the Home & Garden Show

The state's top landscapers, builders and designers are all in one place this weekend - at the Home & Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Shayne Wells takes us inside the giant ideas home to preview some of the top trends on display.

Playful designs at the Home & Garden Show

Spring has arrived inside the Minneapolis Convention Center as the 2020 Home & Garden Show comes to life. One of the more unique exhibits includes some very creative work from local high school students - who were tasked with creating and building their own playhouses.

FORE! The Minnesota Golf Show rolls into town

It might not feel like golfing weather outside; but inside the Minneapolis Convention Center it's a golfers’ paradise. The Minnesota Golf Show runs February 21st through the 23rd. The show features 100,000 sq. feet of golf-related products and services including the latest technology to improve your game.

Insect farm in St. Louis Park offers cricket-based snacks

There’s a unique farm in St. Louis Park. Not only is everything enclosed meaning they’re making food year-round, but instead of raising livestock, Claire and Chad Simons are raising crickets. 3 Cricketeers has been in business for four years. They offer roasted, flavored crickets, and also cricket protein powder which can be added to everything from cookies to smoothies. The Simons will have a booth at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show Wednesday, February 26th through Sunday, March 1st if you want to learn more about cricket farming and give their products a try.

Trapped: Dying alone in grain bins

Minnesota is leading the nation in grain bin and silo accidents, the FOX 9 Investigators has learned.  Since June, there have been nine deaths and three rescues.